Emergency Rescue Techniques
February 05, 2009
Traditionally, in the event of some sort of accident--trailer overturned, horse stuck somewhere, horse down, environmental disaster--the owner or witness often attempts to deal with the incident himself/herself or with the aid of a friend... Read More
February 04, 2009
Barn fires are the No. 1 local emergency that affects everyone from horse owners to veterinarians, and property owners to the horses themselves. Barn fires kill more horses annually than any other type of nonmedical emergency. ... Read More
January 13, 2009
October 23, 2008
USRider and Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) are partnering for the fifth annual large animal emergency rescue training course. As with previous years' training, specially trained demonstration animals will help provide realistic hands-on... Read More
September 11, 2008
When it comes to teams representing the University of Florida, the national champion football and basketball teams might be getting all the headlines, but the University's College of Veterinary Medicine Disaster Response Team should not be... Read More
July 15, 2008
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will offer extensive three-day training courses in large animal emergency rescue techniques August 18-20, and August 22-24, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. This training is designed to educate first... Read More
July 14, 2008
Charlz, the 17-year-old Arabian horse that became separated from his rider on May 25, continued to elude searchers this weekend.
Eight mounted volunteers from a local stable combed the Freetown Massachusetts State Forest on Sunday.... Read More
July 11, 2008
This Sunday, volunteers will once again comb Massachusetts' Freetown State Forest in search of Charlz, a horse who was separated from his rider six weeks ago.
"We know he's out there because we've seen his tracks, and he's been spotted... Read More
June 09, 2008
With its first year anniversary approaching this month, Kentucky Large Animal Emergency Response Team (KLAER), a 501(c) non-profit organization, has received a grant for $10,000 from the Kentucky Horse Council to pursue its goal in providing... Read More
May 06, 2008
Pittsford, Vt., firefighters rescued a horse that had fallen six or seven feet into an open well.
Fire Chief Tom Hooker said when firefighters arrived on Monday evening the animal was completely submerged in water.
Rescuers used a hose... Read More
April 04, 2008
Emergency personnel often have their first experience handling horses when they are called to the scene of a trailer collision, barn fire, or other crisis situation.
In order to better prepare fire, police, and medical professionals for... Read More
March 26, 2008
Firefighters in Johnson Creek, Wis., rescued a pregnant horse from an icy pond after it escaped from its nearby pen.
The 7-year-old black Percheron draft horse, named Katie, is expected to make a full recovery after being in the cold water... Read More
March 24, 2008
"The process of airlifting a horse still carries inherent dangers for the horse and rescue personnel," he concluded. "Risks may be lessened by a program that involves regular training, including a helicopter lift when possible, to increase the team's... Read More
December 04, 2007
Everywhere in America thousands of large animals are transported through our communities daily. They are moving over our streets, roads, and highways. Whenever a transportation emergency occurs, local first responders are called. Without specifi... Read More
August 12, 2007
Two three-day courses designed to instruct first responders, veterinarians, and horse owners on the art of hands-on rescue and transport of a recumbent horse, containment of large animals, mud and water rescues, and night search and rescue will... Read More
July 11, 2007
John Madigan, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, professor of medicine and epidemiology and section chief of equine medicine at the University of California, Davis, developed the UC Davis Large Animal Lift (LAL) with colleagues over the last several years. H... Read More
May 16, 2007
A pony that fell into an abandoned well in Killingworth, Conn., Monday morning was rescued unharmed after crews used a tow truck from a local auto repair shop to lift it to safety.
The pint-sized equine was reported trapped in the well on... Read More
March 23, 2007
Equine authorities at the 2006 AAEP Convention discussed numerous medical topics, get the summary here.... Read More
March 01, 2007
Uplifting Applications for UC Davis Large Animal Lift
John... Read More
December 06, 2006
You should be prepared to ship a horse if it is in need of emergency care at a veterinary hospital.... Read More
November 24, 2006
It's an event horse lovers would rather not think about, but with the right training, firefighters - if they arrive in time - can save the lives of the horses as well as prevent concerned bystanders without fire gear from risking a potentially fatal ... Read More
November 02, 2006
Rescuers worked Thursday (Nov. 2) to save a herd of about 100 horses stranded two days ago on a tiny knoll when a fierce storm flooded their wilderness area.